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June 7th - 9th 2024, Wolfville, Nova Scotia


"Electric and Hybrid Response"

Jason Defosse

Quinte West Fire Department, ON / FDIC International Lead Extrication Instructor  

Sunday Morning 08:00 - 11:30

Full PPE Required, Including SCBA


Electric and Hybrid Response

Firefighters will have the opportunity to interact with and learn in detail about electric and hybrid, vehicle architecture, shut down procedures, as well as best extrication practices. Late model vehicles will be on display. Students will also have the opportunity to work with Lead Instructor Jason Defosse through Hands on Training evolutions that will guide them through initial response and interaction to developing an extrication plan, and lastly, firefighting operations. This action packed program is a must for any first responder providing extrication in their area. 

Full PPE and SCBA is required  


Jason started his Firefighting career in 1995 and is a proud member of the Quinte West Fire Department.( Trenton, Ontario Canada ) He also proudly served as an Infantry soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces.  “Helping those who help others” is what has been what Jason has focused on as a rescue specialist for the last 10 years and International Instructor who specializes in Advanced Extrication. Jason’s unique style of instruction has put him in demand delivering over 2000 extrication courses / training sessions to the Canadian Military, Mine Rescue and Fire Departments extensively throughout Canada, The United States and South America through Code 4 Fire & Rescue.  In addition to his duties at Code 4 he is a certified rescue tool service technician as well as cowrites training articles for the companies magazine.  Jason is a Guest speaker and presenter for the Ontario Fire Chiefs Association, Northeastern Fire Education Conference delivering the latest techniques and rescue tactics to the hundreds in attendance. At home, Jason is a proud father of 2 amazing children ( Julia & Trevor ) a hockey coach and enjoys playing guitar and restoring old classic cars and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle. 

Jason is an 


• Spokesperson for Waymo ( Google ) self driving autonomous vehicle first responder training

FDIC International Lead Extrication Instructor  ( Fire Department Instructors Conference ) Indianapolis Indiana 

• NAHRS Lead Extrication Instructor ( North American Heavy Rescue Symposium )

• FireCon Lead Extrication Instructor   

• Lead Extrication Instructor FSWO ( Fire Service Women Ontario ) 

• Lead Extrication Instructor FFAO ( Firefighters Association Ontario )

• Guest Speaker North Eastern Fire Education Conference ( Ontario Fire Chiefs Association ) 

• Code 4 Fire & Rescue Lead Extrication Instructor & program developer 

• Lead Extrication Instructor CVFSA ( Canadian Volunteer Fire Service Association Conference )

• Extrication Instructor OMR ( Ontario Mine Rescue )

• Spokesperson & Instructor for Rescue 42 Stabilization Systems

• Extrication Nation Live Q&A- Host